young codger Posts: 529
I am going to have a go at growing Dwarf sunflowers this year.
I bought an actual plant from Wilkos in the summer and saved all the seeds.
March seems like a good time to sow them indoors, unless someone here advises otherwise?
My intention is to plant them out as a border plants.
I don't know how long the variety has been available, but I only came by them in 2017. Has anyone else on here grown them? Growing tips would be gratefully acknowledged.
March to April is a good time to sow indoors then plant out in May.
They are pollen free so I suppose that means no advantage to bees?
I hope they come true for you as not all collected seeds will.
Thank you for your advice Lynn.
I didn't know that some plants are pollen free, so I have leant something there.
Although I am growing them for me (as opposed to the bees), given a choice I prefer to see bees on the flowers.
Last summer I was planting lots of Rudbeckia in an area that had not been previously cultivated.
There had been many hot days,and the area was very dry. Before I had completed all the planting, a swarm of ground bees moved in and nested under the soil.
That area had to be left fallow as I didn't want to disturb them.
Last edited: 16 January 2018 09:18:07